Pilot Wave Hydrodynamics: Series Wrap-up
This week FYP in collaboration with FYFD brought to you an exclusive Tumblr series.on Pilot Wave Hydrodynamics. In case you had missed it out, here’s an overview:

1) We started with Chladni & inverse Chladni patterns – Basically normal modes of vibration on a plate with a subtle twist.

2) But what happens if the vibrating medium was water? This lead to a discussion on Faraday instability;

3) Along the way, we discovered that at the right excitation, droplets placed atop a vibrating bath could be made to walk & bounce.

4) Using many of these bouncing droplets one could form extremely stable complex lattices

5) Then we started to subject the system to quantum experiments such as the single and double-slit experiments,

6) And found that they formed similar diffraction and Interference patterns with the bouncing droplets as well..

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7) Maybe it was luck, so we tried quantum tunneling.

8) But even that was reproduced on the macroscopic scale using these bouncing droplets

9) Absolutely fascinated by what we had seen thus far, we then explored Pilot wave theory in its raw essence and its potential as an interpretation for Quantum mechanics

10) Hoping that this fascinated you, we left you with a treasure of useful resources to aid you in your ecstatic adventure.

We hope you enjoyed this journey that spanned almost two centuries’ worth of scientific discoveries, feel free to share with us your thoughts, comments, and questions on this series.

Have a great weekend!

– FYP! & FYFD

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